In addition to national parks, there are 35 areas that have been specifically preserved in order to protect endangered species of flora and fauna, and some are used for scientific research and educational studies.
Adana - Yumurtalik Nature Reserve
Yumurtalik Nature Reserve is 35km northeast of the centre of Karatas, 30km southwest of Yumurtalik and southeast of Adana.
Yumurtalik Nature Reserve covers an area of 16,430 hectares and is within the Seyhan-Ceyhan delta, which its lakes, lagoons and wide collection of plant and animal species. The area is an important location for many species of migrating birds, with the highest number during the winter when the lakes are a shelter at a time when other lakes further north freeze over. In addition to the wide variety of birds, Akyatan and Agyatan lakes are also important breeding areas for the caretta caretta and cheloria mydas sea turtles, both of which are endangered. It is one of 17 sea turtle nesting areas in the Turkish Mediterranean
Afyon - Dandindere Nature Reserve
Dandindere (Dandin River) Nature Reserve is 30km from Emirdag, northeast of Afyon, in the Aegean Region.
Antalya - Alacadag Nature Reserve
Alacadag Nature Reserve is in Alacadag village 25km north of Finike, in the province of Antalya.
Antalya - Dibek Nature Reserve
The park lies within the borders of Dibek and in the Kumluca area of Antalya.
Antalya - Çiglikara Nature Reserve
The park is in the district of Elmali, west of Antalya. It lies between the villages of Kizilagac, Zumrutova and Tekkeli.
Artvin - Efeler Nature Reserve
The park is near Camili, near the Georgian border, and 50km northeast of Borcka, in the district of Artvin in the Eastern Black Sea province.
Artvin - Gorgit Nature Reserve
The park is near Camili, near the Georgian border, and 50km from Borcka, in the district of Artvin in the Eastern Black Sea province.
Artvin - Çamburnu Nature Reserve
The park is near Camburny, between Camlikoy and Hopa northwest of Artvin in the Eastern Black Sea.
Balikesir - Gürgen Dagi Nature Reserve
The park is between Zeytinli and Ortaoba, 124km from Balikesir and 35km from Edremit.
Bolu Hazelnut Nature Reserve
The area is 35km north of Bolu, in the western Black Sea region.
Bolu - Akdogan Nature Reserve
The nature reserve is near the village of Yeniguney, in the central district of Bolu in the Western Black Sea region.
Bolu - Kökez Nature Reserve
The park is near Atacak, in the district of Bolu in the Western Black Sea province.
Bolu - Sülüklügöl Nature Reserve
The forest is in the region of Mudurnu, near the villages of Akyol and Kuskavagi, south of Bolu in the Western Black Sea region. It can be reached via the Bolu-Abant Taskesti road.
Burdur - Sütçüler Sigla Ormani Nature Reserve
The forest is in the Kizilli district of Bucak, in the province of Burdur, which is 50km west of Isparta.
Denizli - Kartal Lake Nature Reserve
Kartal Golu (Eagle Lake) is in the Beyagac district of Denizli.
Düzce - Demirciönü Nature Reserve
The nature reserve is in the Akcakoca district of Duzce, in the Black Sea region. Duzce is around 60km west of Bolu.
Edirne - Gala Lake Nature Reserve
The lake is 10km away from district of Enez, which is in the far southwest corner of Thrace, and near the villages of Karpuzlu and Koyun.
Hatay - Habibi Neccar Dagi Nature Reserve
The mountain is 10km away from Antakya (Hatay) in the southernmost point of Turkey, on the Syrian border, in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Hatay - Tekkoz Kengerlidüz Nature Reserve
Tekkoz Kengerliduz is 30km from Dortyol and southeast of Osmaniye, in the province of Antakya (Hatay), near the villages of Kullu and Kizlarcayi.
Isparta - Kasnak Mesesi Ormani Nature Reserve
The forest is near Yukari Gokdere village, in Isparta province. It is within the area known as Goller Bolgesi (Lake District).
Istanbul - Göknarlık Nature Reserve
The park is 2km outside Tokat, a small village in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, northeast of the city.
Kayseri - Sultansazligi Nature Reserve
The area is between Yesilhisar and Yahyali in the province of Kayseri, and consists of four different locations: Yay Lake (3650 hectares), Kebir Sazligi (1900 hectares), (Sultansazligi (3300 hectares) and Otluk Alan (8350 hectares).
Kirklareli - Kasatura Körfezi Nature Reserve
The gulf is in Kiyikoy, in the Vize district of the province of Kirklareli in northern Thrace.
Kirklareli - Saka Lake Nature Reserve
The reserve is in the village of Sivriler, near Demirköy in northern Thrace.
Kirsehir - Seyfe Lake Nature Reserve
The lake is 30km northeast of Kirsehir, which is in between Ankara and Cappadocia, and just off the highway between Mucur and Karahasanli, in Central Anatolia.
Konya - Akgöl Nature Reserve
The lake lies in the Eregli district of Konya, in Central Anatolia.
Kütahya - Kasaliç Nature Reserve
The park is in the village of Durubey village, in the province of Kutahya in Central Anatolia.
Kütahya - Vakif Çamligi Nature Reserve
The Vakif Camligi is in the village of Vakif, near Tavsanli in the district of Kutahya.
Mugla - Sirtlandagi Nature Reserve
The area is in the village of Meselik, near Milas, in Mugla province.
Samsun - Haciosman Nature Reserve
GThe forest is in Cinarli, in the Carsamba district of Samsun in the Central Black Sea region, lying 8km east of Samsun.
Sinop - Sarikum Nature Reserve
The area is in Abali village, near merkez in the province of Sinop, in the western Black Sea region.
Zonguldak - Çitdere Nature Reserve
The area is in Sekermese, in the Yenice area of Zonguldak, in the western Black Sea region.
Zonguldak - Kavakli Nature Reserve
The area is in the village of Bolkus, in the Yenice district of Zonguldak in the western Black Sea region.